In a time of crisis our country come together.
Australians help their mates in a time of need. When the going gets tough the tough get going.
The sporting fraternity has a proud history of helping charities and communities.
With bushfires ravaging homes and communities in recent times the sporting clubs of Sydney’s south west and western areas can unite and play an important role.
Over the years many sporting clubs and organisations have raised money for victims of floods, bushfires and other natural disasters.
I want local sporting clubs and their members to play their part in helping the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association is making their next round of juniors’ and seniors’ matches on Saturday, November 2, a bushfire appeal fundraiser.
They got on the front foot, now other sporting associations should follow their lead.
FLCA president Peter Moore told clubs this week that on November 2, they are asking for a minimum $2 donation from each player, parent and club official to be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
He said the FLCA has 1400 registered players and will do what they can to assist.
Rugby league clubs have always been generous supporting many individuals and groups in their footy family.
C’mon junior clubs in all sport dig deep and come up with a fundraiser to help our brothers and sisters in the Waratah state.
The NRL and AFL are two powerful sporting organisations and they can afford to write a few big cheques.
Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW could delve into their kits and assist.
And with the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 5, the TAB should hand over some extra dollars from its coffers to the NSW Rural Fire Service as they get plenty from the punters this time of year.
And those of us who like a bet can afford to chip in as well.
The Australian Turf Club which runs horse racing at Warwick Farm and Rosehill Gardens has the resources to make a contribution.
A lot of kids in the Blue Mountains will need new sporting gear and equipment for their summer and winter sports.